News from the Pumpkin Patch
Mr. Rick writes “The Pumpkin Patch is going well so far, and we have had great participation from our youth! We thank all of the adults who have volunteered so far, and we ask for anyone who has not put in a shift to consider helping during this last week. Come by the patch and sign up, are call me at 503-7933 to find an open time that is suitable. God Bless you!”
RUMC’s Talent Show Coming November 1st
Do you have a talent? Can you sing, dance, tell a story or a joke, tumble, break a brick with your hand, or read a poem? If so, you can display your talent proudly at the RUMC talent show to be held on Saturday evening at 6:00 PM in Crichton Hall. Contact Kim or Gary Floyd to be included in the show.
Even if you have no talent, come for the light refreshments, the fellowship and the entertainment anyway. This event is sponsored by the RUMC United Methodist Women and all donations will go to World Missions. See everyone there.
Important Upcoming Church Meetings
The United Methodist Women and Men will meet on Monday, November 3rd starting at 7:00 PM. The women will gather in the library, while the men will meet in Crichton Hall. The men will be preparing for their annual Christmas Tree sale.
Our church’s annual Charge Conference will be held in the sanctuary on Tuesday, November 4th at 6:45 PM. The retired pastor, Rev. J. C. Powell, will serve as our presiding elder.
The following Tuesday, November 11th, will be our next Church Council meeting. The Finance Committee will meet at 6:00 PM and the Church Council at 7:00 PM. Both meetings will be held in the church library.
Mark the Dates for the Harvest Festival
The RUMC Harvest Festival will be held on Saturday, November 15th between 10 AM and 5 PM. It will include crafters, local vendors, food trucks, activities for children, and a flu shot clinic sponsored by our neighborhood Walgreen’s Pharmacy. Currently, we have over 50 vendors and crafters signed up!
In preparation, we will have a church work day on Saturday, November 8th, in order to spruce up the grounds for the Fall Festival. We will need pressure washers, brooms and yard tools to help us with this task.
Community-Wide Thanksgiving Service
Our 31st annual Community-Wide Thanksgiving Service will be held at the Boyette Springs Church of God (12114 Boyette Rd, Riverview) on Wednesday, November 26th at 7:00 PM. Father Antonio Diaz will be the featured speaker, and light refreshments will follow the service. This celebration is sponsored by the Alafia Ministerial Association. Please make plans to attend—and invite your family and friends.
Register for the March Women’s Retreat
The Riverview United Methodist Women are planning to send a group to the Florida Conference Women’s Retreat on March 20-22, 2015 in Fruitland Park, Florida. If you are interested in attending, you must notify Kim Floyd, the President of our church’s UMW chapter. We are trying to get our registrations in as early as possible, since this mid-March retreat fills up quickly.
Billy Graham Gospel Special
A television special will be airing during the week of November 7th. It is sponsored by the Billy Graham evangelical organization. We’ll provide you more detailed scheduling information as it becomes available. What a wonderful to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with our friends and family.
News from the Pastor
Pastor Merritt’s daughter is building a new house in the area, and the pastor’s entire family will be moving in early December once the house is ready for occupancy. The new home is within ten minutes of the church, and the pastor will continue to live nearby in case of emergency. We wish the pastor, his daughter, and his grandson good luck on this new adventure.